On May 29, 1999, when then President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku Abubakar took office, Nigeria had less than a million phone lines. By the time they handed over to the Yar’adua administration on May 29, 2007, that number has risen to 50 million.
And that was possible because of the policy of liberalisation and deregulation introduced by President Obasanjo and implemented by the Waziri Atiku Abubakar led National Executive Council, and the National Counsel on Privatisation, also led by Waziri Atiku Abubakar.
At no time in the history of the world has a nation’s tele-density increased so exponentially.
Not only did the liberalisation and deregulation policy add over 100 million telephone lines to Nigeria to date, that sector is now responsible for 18.44% of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, or ₦4.84 trillion. The sector is also responsible for enjoying, either directly or indirectly, half a million Nigerians.
These successes are the result of the vision of two men, President Obasanjo and Waziri Atiku Abubakar. And if we elect Waziri Atiku as President on Saturday, February 25, 2023, he will continue the Obasanjo legacy of using policy to creatively increase Nigeria’s GDP and get Nigerians working again.
Please join me for another reason to vote Atiku tomorrow, God sparing my life.
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